Pete Davidson Is Thrilled To Be ‘A Shoulder’ For Kim Kardashian During Kanye West’s Drama.
As the tension between Kim Kardashian and Kanye West continues, a source tells HL EXCLUSIVELY that her new beau Pete Davidson ‘has her back absolutely.’
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s divorce turmoil just keeps getting messier. From threatening Kim’s new lover Pete Davidson in a song to accusing her of kidnapping her daughter North West on her birthday, Kanye has been busy.
Throughout it all, Kim has been photographed out and about with Pete, who never fails to put a grin on her face. According to a source, Pete has been «totally opposite» of Kanye and a «shoulder to weep on» for Kim during their highly public breakup: «He has her back entirely.»
Kim and Pete started dating in October 2021, after sharing a kiss on Saturday Night Live. They were first photographed snuggling up in Knott’s Berry Farm in California. Kim was soon spotted in Pete’s hometown of Staten Island, where HollywoodLife learned EXCLUSIVELY that she met Pete’s mother, and the rest is history.
The burgeoning connection, however, has been overshadowed by Kim’s highly public divorce, which began in February 2021. Pete «feels horrible» for Kim, a source close to the pair told HL, but he’s «keeping out» of the drama. «Pete recognizes Kim as a mature woman who can manage this on her own,» the source revealed.
Pete’s laid-back demeanor may appear to be what makes him the best candidate for the job, according to a source close to him.
«He’s there for Kim, but he’s making sure he doesn’t get involved in the drama,» the insider said. «One of the main reasons the relationship is functioning is that he is the polar opposite of Kanye. The more Kanye does, the better Pete’s case and relationship with Kim will be.»
Pete’s encouraging demeanor appears to be working so far, as the couple has only gotten closer. Pete was apparently shopping for a house in Los Angeles towards the end of January to be closer to Kim, and the two had already taken a private plane to the Bahamas for a romantic break earlier that month.
Kanye’s an affair with actress Julia Fox is heating up as Pete and Kim become closer. Julia’s birthday was recently celebrated with a PDA-filled dinner in New York with Julia’s friends. However, the rapper’s erratic behavior continues, as he was reportedly involved in a Jan. 13 incident in which he punched a fan in the face.
Whatever Kanye’s next move is, our source said Kim is «done» with his «antics.» Despite the fact that Pete is bothered by Kanye’s activities, a source close to the pair says Pete simply wants to show Kim that «he has her back and absolutely supports her all the way in whatsoever she chooses to handle this situation.»
Pete is «going to continue being himself, be there for Kim, and he honestly believes that is what will work, and so far, so good,» according to a source close to him.